Thursday, July 11, 2013

Baby album

Ok here it is, in it's entirety. You've seen a few pages here and there as I've posted for Nuts About Sketches, but I wanted to put the entire baby album I made all in one post. So here it is:

I created this page as a starter page. I wanted to have a big, raised photo spot for the baby's photo, a huge journaling spot for the story and a short listed spot for the big details like weight, length...

I created this layout for the The Orginial Scrapbook Expo competition we had last March. Shawn, from Nuts About Sketches was kind enough to provide the sketch. I LOVED using the sketch and I think the ladies attending the Expo loved it. There were a LOT of amazing entries! The post about this layout can be found HERE.

I took this photo with the layout already in page protectors and ready to go to the new owner. I wanted to have a spot in the album at about every three months for lots of photos and lots of details, so these pages are very similar.

Another beautiful NAS sketch layout. I tried to leave backing on embellishments that would possibly overlap photos. I really like overlapping photos, I think it really pulls a page together. However, creating w/o photos can be a challenge. lol The details for this layout can be found HERE.

 This is the most recently posted layout I did. I used a one page sketch that I first rotated and then stretched it out to be a 2 page layout. I think it shows what you can do with a sketch and a little imagination. You can see the post HERE.

Like the 3 month page, I wanted this page to have lots of photo and journaling room. It's a little hard to see, but I added some hand drawn stitches for the top and bottom borders.

To make my pages flow together as an album, I stuck with the same scrapbook line from Simple Stories, kraft cs as a background and used brown ink or green mist on a lot of the layouts.

 This was created from a Nuts sketch. I first did it with a Moxxie line called Wee Ones and loved it so much that I used it again for the album. It was super cute and easy to put this layout together after already having used it for another layout. You can see the Wee Ones layout and sketch HERE. On the twinkle card, I used a craft knife to cut around most of the stars and then raised them from the bottom to slide a pop-dot under each one, giving them dimension w/o actually cutting them all the way off the card.

 This is just a slight variation on the 6 month layout. I did really enjoying adding the measuring tape along the top and bottom, since this is all about watching a baby grow. Love me some washi tape!

To help me create a good amount of photo space on this layout, I grabbed some 4x6 photos that were laying nearby and put them on the right side. Then I laid my embellishments out around them. I did add some photo mats on some of the layouts, as you can see here on the left side. But one of my biggest pet peeves about pre-done layouts is that it makes it hard to use the picture I want, in the size I want. So I tried to create pages that left you with options. I figured it would be easy enough to add suggested sizes with little sticky notes on the page protectors.

This is another layout created using a Nuts sketch. You can see the entire post HERE. I definitely went with the 'cute as a button' theme.

 I created this as a bit of a variation on the 3, 6 and 9 month layouts, but I wanted it to be special because it's the last layout and represents the full year. So I've got a good amount of room for pictures and journaling along with space to do large photos if you desired and I thought a Birthday banner was more than appropriate.

I'd love to know what you think! Tell me about any helpful hints you've discovered while building themed albums. I would love for you to become a follower and thanks for stopping by today. :)Ange


Susie Bentz said...

Wonderful album with lots of room for pictures and journaling. I really like that you added the birthday banner at the end. I love Simple Stories. You did a great job with this!

Amelia Harris said...

It turned out adorable! Love it! :)

charharris said...

Is it for sale?

Mindy said...

Very nice Ange!! Almost gender neutral too!! ;) I think that would be difficult, but actually most of the pages could be boy or girl. I like that it looks more elegant than cutesy, ya know???

wendipooh13 said...

WOW!!!! way to go!!!! that turned out soooo adorable and sweet!!! LOVE the soft feel of it, you did an amazing job!!!!

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